Barbara Ann (O’Donovan) DiCello,79, of Wilmington, passed away June 27, 2018 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. She was born in Pittsburgh, PA on August 12, 1938, to the late Charles Regis O’Donovan, Jr. and Jane Esther (Sharer) O’Donovan.
Barbara married Louis Jerome DiCello in 1963 in San Mateo, California. She was Catholic, was one of the first women to be awarded a National Merit Scholarship (1956), and worked as a real estate secretary. Barbara moved with her children to Wilmington in 1980. She will be remembered as a wonderfully loving mother, grandmother, pet owner and avid gardener.
In addition to her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Jerome DiCello (1967); sister, Nancy Jane Jellison; and brother, Charles Regis O’Donovan III. Left to remember Barbara are two sons, Louis Matthew DiCello of Glen Allen, Virginia, Vincent Jerome DiCello of Drummonds, TN; her daughter, Suzanne Louise DiCello of Wilmington; one brother, Raymond James O’Donovan; grandchildren Megan Elyse, Aedan Jameson, Cayleigh Marie, Matthew, Jackson, Brandie Elizabeth; great-granddaughter, Sky Rose; and a host of other family and friends, several of whom called her Mom.
The family will have a private interment at Union Dale Cemetery in Pittsburgh, PA
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Being a neighbor of Barbara's for 9 years on Waltmoor Rd., I got to know her as our first and only president of the Sea Pines Garden club. Her energy was unlimited, evidenced by the remodeling of her home, singlehandedly. I offer my condolences to Louis, Vince, and Suzanne and hope that the three of you will be a means of comfort to one another.
Submitted by Jeanne Bua on Jul 8 2018 01:13:24 PM
Suzanne DiCello lit a candle for Barbara Ann DiCello
Suzanne DiCello lit a candle on Jul 4 2018 11:28:45 AM
Mom, you are my best friend. Never could I have asked for a more wonderful mother. I remember my childhood as the happiest and most loving that any child could hope for. Christmas, birthdays, anytime has been special and memorable because of you. You have always been my support and strength , my fun . You have always given joy and love to everyone. I will love you best forever and know you will be watching over all of us.
Submitted by Suzanne DiCello on Jul 4 2018 11:27:16 AM
Mom, I will always love you and treasure you in my heart. Someday I hope we will be together in Heaven, laughing, playing and singing 50s songs with a chorus of angels. :)
Submitted by Vince DiCello on Jul 2 2018 11:35:02 PM
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Vincent DiCello lit a candle on Jul 2 2018 11:32:14 PM
Deepest condolences. May you have comfort to lift your heart during this difficult time.
2 Thessalonians 2:16,17
Submitted by RB on Jun 30 2018 01:20:40 AM
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